Baseball card blog focusing on 1971 Topps, cards of catchers and the Colorado Rockies, sometimes drifting of into other areas or sports.
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Flew to Denver and Back (Something, Something, Tired Arms)
Just got back from taking in four Rockies games in Denver against the Reds. The highlight being the Todd Helton jersey retirement ceremony on Sunday. Live baseball is always a treat, but when something special like this happens, it's even better. The Rockies ended up winning 3 of the 4 games I was at, including a walk-off win and a double header sweep after a water line break forced the Saturday night game to be moved to Sunday evening. Good seats, good beer and good baseball, hard to beat that.
What trip to Coors would be complete without a 24oz Coors and some deep fried bull testicles?
Three of the four games featured giveaways, a bobble-head, a jersey and a bobble-gnome. I brought home a "collectable" cup and a rooftop drink coozie as well.
The bobble-head is by far the nicests of the three as the jersey is on the small side and pretty light material. The bobble-gnome trend is something that I really don't get the point of, there seems to be a lot of these around the league.
While not a big autograph hunter, Sundays at Coors Field have organized line-ups for autographs, the three player choices were Tommy Kahnle, Tyler Matzek and Brooks Brown, so I went with Kahnle and got a nice autographed ball.